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Holyoke Takes Land for Intersection Plan

The Holyoke City Council has approved 12 eminent-domain land takings to improve a busy intersection.

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Molly Bish Family Issues Appeal

The mother of murdered teenager Molly Bish has released a letter to her daughter’s killer.

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Leverett Co-op Launches Capital Campaign

The Leverett Village Food Co-op is launching a capital campaign


Easthampton Man Allegedly Drives Wrong-Way On Pike, Strikes Cruiser

An Easthampton man is under arrest, charged with driving the wrong way on the Mass Pike and crashing into a State Police cruiser.

Belchertown EEE Threat Critical

The Eastern Equine Encephalitis threat level has been raised to critical in Belchertown.

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Construction Continues in Northampton Amidst Toxic Soil Probe

Construction of two car dealerships in Northampton continues while possible toxic soil contamination is investigated.

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OSHA Probe of Northampton Death “Complicated”

OSHA continues to investigate a worker death at the state’s Department of Transportation facility on North King Street in Northampton.


UMass Hosts Organic Farming Conference

Organic farmers from around the region will converge at UMass Amherst August 9th through 11th for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association conference.

Infected Mosquitoes Found in Pioneer Valley

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in the Pioneer Valley.


Belchertown State School Cleanup On Hold

MassDevelopment wants to begin environmental cleanup at the former Belchertown State School but the Patrick administration is holding onto $10 million allocated for the job.

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WATCH: How holiday shopping can help charities


In the frenzy of holiday shopping, consumers are doing more than getting great deals, they’re also using coupons to help raise money for a number of worthy causes.

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Thanksgiving getaway: Cheap gas, high security


Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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2015 to be the hottest year in history


This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill


Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.

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Just call him a V.I.T.


The VIP birds have arrived at the White House to get the annual presidential pardon.